DHV:
1047
Tourin ID:

Size:

Treble ?

Place Made:

Maker:

D

Date:

18..

Label Text:

Body Shape:

Viol

Current Location:

USA

New York, NY

No. of Strings:

5

Collection:

Metropolitan Museum of Art

Sound Holes:

C

Catalog Number:

89.4.948

Head:

Scroll

Private Owner:

Previous Owner:

Crosby Brown, -1889

Measurements:

Body Length:

27.6

String Length:

25.6

Rib Depth:

3.4

Upper Width:

14.2

Middle Width:

9.8

Bottom Width:

16.2

Information

Source:

TGM visit 8/92

Literature:

Winternitz 1971, p. 68; Brown 1902, p. 66

Photographs:

On museum’s website (FB+S, front 7/8, head side, soundhole detail); Brown 1902, facing p. 64

Recordings:

Auctions:

Comments:

Not in Monical 1979, but his dimensions on file at Met: 27.5, 14.05/9.8/16.1, 3.3, -; he also says pegbox and head recut from violin or viola scroll. Neck inset into table; string length could be as long as 27.6. Brown 1902 calls it “High treble viol, pardessus or quinton ... The edge of the sound board decorated with ivory and purfling.” 2 pegs treble, 3 bass side. Website: treble, German, 19th century (but much smaller than any pardessus); no frets in photo.